DPW. Auction will end Tuesday, April 3.
Creating a small (5.75 x 4.5 inches) color study has really helped me to stay focused regarding color choices. When I am "lost" I keep pulling out additional colors. Once I counted over 50 pastels to clean and put back after finishing a painting. Maybe some people work this way and love it but it feels to me as if I am out of control as I grab another color thinking that one might "do the trick." I would rather have 50 pastels out during the small color study process. When I am working on the larger painting, with most color decisions made previously, I can concentrate on finesse.